MSHA Student Accomplishments

MSHA teams participate in national case competitions at UAB and UCLA

MS in Health Administration (MSHA) graduate students Joseph Holland, Dillon Campbell, and Hope Wilding were semi-finalists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Case Study Competition. The team’s task was to develop a recommendation for the best method to measure access for new and established patients to specialty care services across the Veterans Health Administration. Their presentation garnered National Semi-Finalist honors and they were named one of the Top 12 Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)-accredited teams from across the country in the competition.

Another MSHA case study team participated in the UCLA Center for Healthcare Management case competition that gives students a chance to showcase their knowledge and compete for $30,000 in prize money. Zoe Resmondo, Faith Waltrous, Rachael Parrill, and Matt Kretzchmer had 88 hours to analyze a real-world management challenge without support from SPHIS faculty. Their case submission was one of the top eight (out of 35) selected to be presented in-person to UCLA Health System executives in Los Angeles on January 24, 2020. The team provided specific recommendations on developing direct contracting healthcare services for employers in the Los Angeles market.

Congratulations to both of these outstanding teams!

MSHA student wins American College of Healthcare Executives essay competition

MSHA student Rachael Parrill won the graduate division of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Richard Stull Essay Competition for her submission titled, “A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Social Determinants of Health Initiative”. Her essay, "A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Social Determinants of Health Initiative," was published in the July-August 2020 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management. Access the article

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